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Elgin Spring Wheat and Carpio Durum Available in 2015

Elgin-ND hard red spring wheat, Carpio durum, North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station

Submitted by Craig Askim, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Elgin-ND hard red spring wheat is available for general distribution to growers for the second year after its release by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.

Results from hard red spring wheat variety trials showed Elgin-ND had excellent performance. Elgin-ND's average yield from 2008 to 2014 was higher than Barlow, Glenn and SY Soren, three popular North Dakota varieties. Elgin-ND also outperformed the high-yielding varieties Prosper and Faller in western North Dakota.

"Elgin-ND is the first North Dakota State University hard red spring wheat cultivar that combines high yield and good quality," says Mohamed Mergoum, NDSU hard red spring wheat breeder. Elgin-ND has a relatively high protein level, especially for a variety with strong yield potential. This variety also has a good disease-resistance package with intermediate resistance to scab and resistance to prevalent leaf and stem rusts, including some level of protection to the new leaf rust race Lr21. Most commercial varieties available do not have resistance to this new leaf rust race."

Elgin-ND was named after the city of Elgin in southwestern North Dakota.

"The name Elgin-ND should not give producers the impression that it is just for growers surrounding the Elgin area," says Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension Service agronomist. "Elgin-ND is one of the most widely adapted spring wheat varieties that has been released from NDSU in a long time, and it should do well in all regions of the state."

Elgin-ND is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act with Title V. Only certified seed may be sold legally. Certified seed of Elgin-ND is available from most North Dakota county increase programs. Contact your local county NDSU Extension Service agent to ask about obtaining seed.

Sources:  Mohamed Mergoum, (701) 231-8474, mohamed.mergoum@ndsu.edu; Joel Ransom, (701) 231-7405, joel.ransom@ndsu.edu; Dale Williams, (701) 231-8140, dale.williams@ndsu.edu


Carpio Durum

This year, growers will be able to plant a high-quality durum variety developed by North Dakota State University. Carpio durum is available and the first distribution of registered seed is under way.

"I believe Carpio's competitive yield and exceptional quality will bring the value of durum wheat produced in North Dakota to the next level," says Elias Elias, NDSU durum breeder.

Carpio durum has high yield potential and excellent quality, including very good test weight and protein. Carpio has high mixograph, gluten index and firmness scores among popular varieties in North Dakota. This variety has intermediate scab tolerance, which is better than Alkabo, Lebsock and Mountrail.

If you are interested in planting Carpio, contact your local NDSU Extension Service agent or refer to the North Dakota Field Inspected Seed Directory for seed availability.

Carpio is protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act. Varieties protected with PVP-Title V can be sold as a certified class of seed only. Producers who acquire a PVP-Title V protected variety as a certified class of seed have the right to use saved seed for their own planting purposes.

A research fee also will apply to registered and certified seed sales of Carpio and will be collected in the state from the labeler by the North Dakota State Seed Department (NDSSD) on behalf of the NDSU Research Foundation. For more information on the research fee schedule for Carpio and other varieties, refer to the 2014 North Dakota Field Inspected Seed Directory or contact the NDSSD.

For more information about Carpio and other NDSU varieties, visit the NDSU Foundation Seedstocks website at http://www.ndfss.com.

Sources:  Elias Elias, (701) 231-8159, elias.elias@ndsu.edu; Dale Williams, (701) 231-8140, dale.williams@ndsu.edu



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